I’ve taken up a childhood sport of mine, jiu jitsu. Actually, come this fall, I’ve been doing it for two years since my ten year hiatus. And so, it’s about time I start working on my graduation. The trainers at my club allowed me to keep my grade from ten years ago, so I started as a green belt, and the next one up is nikyu (second grade student), the blue belt.
Over the last two years, I’ve picked up all the old techniques and learnt a lot of new material – some parts of the curriculum is very different from the one I used to train, but that’s just great. One of the things that are different is that students put together their own curriculum – I get to pick from a large set of techniques and decides which ones to apply in which situations during the test. For listing the techniques I’ve chosen, I’ve created a page here, which I’ll expand as I go along my training.
My main plan is to train once a week for two months, give or take, and then take the test. For nikyu, this should be quite doable.